The Earl bears the subsidiary titles of Viscount Ockham, of Ockham in the County of Surrey (1838), in the Peerage of the UK and Baron King, of Ockham in the County of Surrey (1725), in the Peerage of Great Britain.
Ada Lovelace Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (December 10, 1815 – November 27, 1852) is mainly known for having written a description of Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine.
Lovelace later stated that she regretted her pornographic career; she repudiated her stage name, and reverted to using her real name in public.
Earl of Lovelace The title of Earl of Lovelace was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1838.
However, biographers have noted that Lovelace struggled with mathematics, and there is some debate as to whether Lovelace understood deeply the concepts behind programming Babbage's engine, or was more of a figurehead used by Babbage for public relations purposes.
As an early woman in computing, Lovelace occupies a politically sensitive space in the canon of historical figures in computer science, and therefore the extent of her contribution versus Babbage's remains difficult to assess based on current sources.
She is one of the main characters in the alternate history novel The Difference Engine by Bruce Sterling and William Gibson, which posits a world in which Babbage's machines were mass produced and the computer age started a century early.
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